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Studio Thinking

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An introduction to our Studio Thinking committee - big ideas, commonalities and student impact in the classroom

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Studio Thinking

  1. 1. STUDIO THINKING Creative and Critical Thinking in the Arts A Living Sky School Division Teacher Committee
  2. 2. Profiles <ul><li>My Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>My Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Do we share a common language? </li></ul>
  3. 8. Who am I? <ul><li>I am a Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>I am an Artist/Creator </li></ul><ul><li>I am a Learner </li></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>What do I teach that I believe to be the most important; what is absolutely crucial to my practice? </li></ul>
  5. 10. Student Success Stories <ul><li>How do you know your work is making a difference? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to see as student success? What indicators are you looking for? </li></ul>
  6. 11. The Arts are Alive in Living Sky <ul><li>Our teachers are engaged in many arts events: </li></ul><ul><li>ArtsSmart grants </li></ul><ul><li>Special activities & workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed grades, mixed schools </li></ul><ul><li>Local celebrations, festivals, performances exhibits, tours, guest presentations and showcases. </li></ul>
  7. 41. Creative and Critical Thinking
  8. 42. 8 Studio Habits <ul><li>Craft </li></ul><ul><li>Engage & persist </li></ul><ul><li>Envision </li></ul><ul><li>Express </li></ul><ul><li>Observe </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>World of art </li></ul>
  9. 43. The Studio Classroom: create, express, share <ul><li>What identifies you? What are your symbols & metaphors? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a box of your imagined classroom as a Studio. Design it as you’d like it to exist, as imagined, reflecting you, your philosophy, and beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Play! </li></ul>
  10. 44. Schools and Creativity <ul><li>Sir Ken Robinson speaks about the role of schools in fostering creativity and makes a case for the value of the Arts in society. Link to the video </li></ul>
  11. 45. Research on Good Practice <ul><li>“ advice from colleagues” has the most influence on teacher professional practice (ex: this committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Next influential is graduate classes, then professional readings, and finally your undergrad degree </li></ul>
  12. 49. My Research <ul><li>I would like to know how/if your participation on this committee impacts your practice? </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to have conversations with you about your work and your thinking about thinking. </li></ul>
  13. 50. Your Research? <ul><li>Do you have a question about your own practice? Your learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to come to a better understanding of about your work? </li></ul><ul><li>How might you document and share this question? </li></ul>
  14. 51. Studio Thinking for Teachers: The Artist Within Oct. 2, 2008, Chapel Gallery <ul><li>Working with Artists: </li></ul><ul><li>Holly Hildebrand </li></ul><ul><li>Michele Sereda </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Suchan </li></ul>
  15. 52. Plans & Dates to Meet What next?

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